Thursday, February 28, 2013
When the Cup 'N Saucer Cafe in Sherburn, Minnesota, quietly closed its doors on January 21, 2011, it could have easily marked the end of an era for the small town institution. The cafe served its first customers nearly 60 years ago catering to the far southern Minnesota community. For years the Cup 'N Saucer was the local hangout for teens, families, and even seniors. But like businesses in so many small towns, the customer base slowly faded.... continue reading
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Bethany Lutheran College continued to build upon a successful speech season earning a State Championship in the Limited Entry division during the Minnesota Collegiate Forensics Association State Tournament held February 16-17, 2013, at the College of St. Benedict. Sixteen colleges and universities competed and were divided into two divisions, open and limited entry based on the number of events they participated in. While Bethany earned a... continue reading
Monday, February 4, 2013
Bethany's Speech Team competed in the Icebox Classic speech and debate tournament at St. Cloud State University on Feb 2 and 3. Eighteen top teams from the Midwest competed at the Icebox Classic. The Bethany team had considerable success.  Team members competing were Baylee Amy, Alex Berg, Leah Hensch, Shawn Loging, Rachel Skaaland, and William Soule. Indeed the weather lived up the tournament's namesake, but the action at St. Cloud State... continue reading
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Professor Peter Bloedel of Bethany's Theatre Department was featured in a recent article in the local Coon Rapids, Minnesota, community newspaper. Bloedel, also a playwright, attended a production of his original work A Sueussified Christmas Carol at Coon Rapids High School. 
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The final phases of Bethany Lutheran College’s Faithful Future capital campaign are nearing completion with the overall goal of $28 million in sight. The efforts were boosted through strong support for student scholarships and through generous Mankato community backing. Supporters in the Mankato area generously donated to the campaign even at a time when other organizations in the area were conducting their own campaigns and the economy was... continue reading
Friday, December 14, 2012
Angela Kraft, a senior at Bethany, will graduate on December 14 and go on to attend the prestigious international Math in Moscow program. Math in Moscow is a program for international undergraduate and graduate students to study math in the Russian style. The program focuses on "discovering mathematics yourself under the guidance of an experienced teacher" rather than memorizing proofs and theorems. Courses are taught in English. The program... continue reading
Friday, November 30, 2012
Bethany Lutheran College Professor Robert Hanna (English) is a world-renowned scholar of Charles Dickens's writings. Hanna’s latest publication brings together a variety of Dickens’s works in the collection Dickens’s Uncollected Newspaper and Magazine Sketches 1833-1836. Hanna has had a lifelong interest in Dickens and his works. He explained, “All of the compositions in this book have never been collected and reprinted before, making the book a... continue reading
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Bethany Lutheran College hosted a group of high school seniors from Minnesota Valley Lutheran (MVL) High School, New Ulm, Minnesota, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Heath Dobberpuhl, chemistry and physical science teacher at MVL brought the group to the campus. The students from MVL met with faculty members from Bethany’s math and science division to get a hands-on look at the science course offerings and facilities at Bethany. The students... continue reading
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Mankato, Minn. – Several Bethany Lutheran College athletes have been awarded post-season honors by the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC).  Sophomore volleyball standout Shelby Wiederhoeft (Truman, Minn./Truman) was named UMAC first team all-conference.   Men’s soccer all-conference honorees included juniors Juan Garcia (Arlington, Minn. / Sibley East), Johnny Luna (Reno, Nev. / Incline) freshmen Benjamin Moldstad (North Mankato, Minn. /... continue reading
Friday, November 9, 2012
John Sehloff and Chad Heins from Bethany’s biology department, together with several students, staged a controlled burn of a small prairie garden on the Bethany campus on this beautiful 8th of November. Sehloff noted that with the drought in southern Minnesota, he was concerned about burning, but with some recent rains the Mankato Fire Department issued the College a burn permit. Burning gives the advantage of clearing the old growth and... continue reading